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Welcome to the KYFS Impact Blog! This is your one stop shop for KYFS success stories, updates, issues we’re wrestling with, and yes, even a few things sending us back to the drawing board.

It is our solemn hope that this blog will make us more transparent. We want to show you your donations at work through powerful stories about the youth and families we serve, but we also want to be honest about the things we try that don’t work. So, read on and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment sections.

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Shop with a Cop Thank You Letter #2

Dear Kent Police Department, I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to shop with a cop. I got to spend my morning with my community and it was awesome. I hope all of you have a happy holiday. -Vlyana


Here at KYFS, “We Work for Them.” November 29 is “Giving Tuesday.” It is the country’s largest day of online giving (Last year, $116 million was donated on this date). We here at KYFS our proud to kick-off our 2016 Holiday Campaign on such a fan

Shop with a Cop Thank You Letters #1

  Dear Kent Police Department, Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to participate in Shop with a Cop. I bought a pair of jeans that haven’t ripped. I also bought an EOS lotion that smells really good. I bought a lot more and I am

A Safe Place

Tucked away in a neighborhood, not far from downtown Kent, sits Watson Manor. For almost 25 years now, it has welcomed its fair share of homeless, single moms and their kids. Each and every young woman comes with a story. Some are pregnant. Others have a

Spreading Modness

Kent Youth and Family Services and MOD Pizza are joining together to Spread MODness in Celebration of MOD’s Eighth Birthday  MOD will donate $1 for every pizza sold to provide hope for at-risk youth and families  MOD Pizza, known for its focus on mak

Thank You for Attending the KYFS One Thing Experience

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, and 8,000 South King County Youth and Families, thank you for your support of the KYFS One Thing Experience. Your donation and support helped us raise $55,000 in our efforts to provide professional

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